Universal Access To All Knowledge
Home Donate | Store | Blog | FAQ | Jobs | Volunteer Positions | Contact | Bios | Forums | Projects | Terms, Privacy, & Copyright
Search: Advanced Search
Anonymous User (login or join us)
Upload

Reply to this post | Go Back
View Post [edit]

Poster: adedhed68 Date: Apr 22, 2012 10:29am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: DMB- Do you like ?

I have a friend who is a pretty big deadhead and he really loves Dave Matthews. He has tried to turn me on to some of their shows, but personally I just don't get it. I find the music boring and it just doesn't make much sense to me. I also don't like some of the rapping type of vocals.

I am wondering how other heads feel about DMB...............

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: lobster12 Date: Apr 23, 2012 8:06am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: DMB- Do you like ?

I used to really like DMB. There are some great early tunes and most shows I went to were fantastic. But like a reviewer says below I also find Dave to be pompous, kind of like Trey from Phish. I also think Dave got hit with the hollywood/acting bug. I haven't seen them since 2000 so it's been a while but the new tunes he's written since then aren't all that good. Also, the sax player died a few years ago. Not sure who replaced him but that guy rocked. I'm sure hardcore DMB fans will come down on me as the old guy and feel that there still are good shows in the modern era but if you can, check out shows from say 1995-2000. This was a very good time for them.

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: craven714 Date: Apr 23, 2012 10:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: DMB- Do you like ?

I wont 'come down on you as the old guy...', but just for a little clarification: (this is for, all not pickin on you D)
The sax player who replaced LeRoi Moore (RIP) is Jeff Coffin
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Coffin
The man has some serious chops. He can bring a tear to your
eye with just one sustained note. I love how he fucks with Carter with the good old call and response. He can really
set a mood too.
Take Jeff and add this guy:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rashawn_Ross
and you have the ultimate mini horn section. Rashawn
provides some unique 'horn like' (or is it horny?....no,no.)
backing vocals as well.
Tim Reynolds finally dedicated himself full time shortly
after Leroi's death which also made a hell of a difference
for the better. The show they did the night that Leroi
died is a muthurfuckur. The sound is not the best,
(it doesnt toally suck) but it will make a grown man cry:
http://bt.etree.org/details.php?id=517974

So, as with anything, you can take it or leave it. I've
heard plenty of times that DMB is just music for college
girls. I will agree with that to a certain extent. Yes.
But as far as musicianship goes, every member is off the
freakin charts. If you listen to #41 off the Crash CD and
are not moved, then you might wanna question the existence
of a soul. The latest studio effort ~Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King is absolutely incredible IMO.

So to those who 'dont get it', to itch your own.
One might think 'pretentious', but if you got it, flaunt it.
To me,DMB is the shit. Dave is like a bi-polar schitzo on
acid, with Rheumatoid arthritis-like chords.
Stefan Lessard is an extremely talented bassist.
And for the record: Carter Beauford is
on of the top 5 drummers alive in the world.

So put me down in the "love it!" catagory. And give it
another go adedhed68.

(again, this is not directed toward you D. I just happened
to respond to your post cuz I know you're nice :) )


Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: lobster12 Date: Apr 23, 2012 2:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: DMB- Do you like ?

Hey Craven, do either of those 2 guys who replaced Leroi play flute? If not, have they dropped the tunes that featured flute or just replaced it with horns or guitar?

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: craven714 Date: Apr 23, 2012 6:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: DMB- Do you like ?

Jeff is an excellent flautist.
(c'mon, at least paruze the wiki entry)
He plays:
Baritone Saxophone
Tenor Saxophone
Alto Saxophone
Soprano Saxophone
Clarinet
Bass Clarinet
Flute
Oboe

He is a master of the alto sax ~ just amazing.
Plus he plays the baritone sax damn well, which was Lerois
sax of choice. So, I believe with this talent that
they havent dropped any songs at all.
Thanks for playing :)

On a personal note, Im an excellent flatulentist. Been
practicing for years. I got about a 7 octave range after
some good bean dip. Unfortunately, my dog is the only one
that can stand my 'rehearsals'.

edit- no double negatives. shit...thats a double neg right there,,,,,,damn

This post was modified by craven714 on 2012-04-24 01:52:24

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: wisconsindead Date: Apr 22, 2012 11:09am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: DMB- Do you like ?

i grew up listening to him, my brother was quite the DMB head back in the day. Seen him twice, always fun. I actually do enjoy his music, well a good amount of it at least, some of it i certainly dont. He ranks pretty highly for me though, but i assume im bias to my upbringing. I never put him on, though i basically never play anything but GD.

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Apr 22, 2012 11:30am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: DMB- Do you like ?

there is a live show that gets played on the Palladia channel from time to time that has warren haynes sitting in from 2005 or 2006 i think that after seeing id say this band really jams

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: scotch_glass Date: Apr 22, 2012 12:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: DMB- Do you like ?

Fun if you're there, though most live music is, not very enjoyable to listen to live recordings at home. I've heard a couple good jams but would never listen to them regularly.

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: Skobud Date: Apr 23, 2012 7:15am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: DMB- Do you like ?

There was a boot I got off of etree I think, and it was called "Big Apple for the Big Easy" - and it was him solo on the acoustic. Was pretty good, just him all alone up there... Usually though, I find his "Dancing Nancy" type shit nausiating..

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: staggerleib Date: Apr 25, 2012 12:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: DMB- Do you like ?

So, I really wanted to like DMB, and respect a lot of the folks I know who do, but I have just never "gotten it." I really don't enjoy the music.

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Apr 24, 2012 2:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: DMB- Do you like ?

Oh dear lord no.

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffbeep* Date: Apr 22, 2012 10:59am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: DMB- Do you like ?

Ah. Then I'm not the only one who considers his stuff pretentious, boring glop.

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: WillCo Date: Apr 22, 2012 3:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: DMB- Do you like ?

I too think he can be pretentious, and his banter is a bit weird. However he has a glorious singing voice, has written some proper tunes and his band can really get up a good head of steam.

I reckon many deadheads will enjoy some of his live albums: try "Live At Red Rocks" (with band, 1995)and "Live At Luther College" (acoustic with Tim Reynolds, 1996). The song "Seek Up", on both albums, is one of my favourites:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6d0-D6KHlg&;feature=related

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: BVD Date: Apr 22, 2012 11:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: DMB- Do you like ?

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: deadhead53 Date: Apr 22, 2012 1:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: DMB- Do you like ?

I am with you, not a fan at all. I will admit they are good musicians but their music does not appeal to me at all, my little bro loves him and the GD not so much as I have tried to make him a head but he likes DMB better. To me it is a zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz fest

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Apr 22, 2012 3:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: DMB- Do you like ?

Glad to know I'm not the only one who doesnt get it. At all

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: adedhed68 Date: Apr 22, 2012 6:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: DMB- Do you like ?

Thanks for all the feedback !! Sounds like its pretty much down the middle with a slight lean towards not liking it.

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: leftwinger57 Date: Apr 24, 2012 4:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: DMB- Do you like ?

I also didn't really get the whole popularity of the DMB.I did see him and Warren Haynes really rip it on Cortez The Killer at Warren's annual X-MAS concert a few years back. There no denying that his band on their own are some of the finest musicians and the drummer whose name escapes me now really reminded me of Billy Cobham one of the best ever.

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: high flow Date: Apr 22, 2012 12:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: DMB- Do you like ?

In the early 90's I saw a few shows at San Jose State by artist who would quickly become huge.

DMB opened for Phish
Hootie and the Blowfish opened for Toad the Wet Sprocket

I saw DMB about 3-4 times, each time at a larger venue. The sets were so similar and predictable I felt there was no reason to go again. Also, the teenies screaming for Dave at a dog-whistle's pitch was just too much to handle.

These days I simply find his music whiny and flaccid.

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: Quincy Date: Apr 22, 2012 2:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: DMB- Do you like ?

Same as you, and that vocal crap makes me shut it off.